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Publications

BOOKS

Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth, from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement, (forthcoming). Scheduled to be published by Beacon Press on May 5, 2015.

Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males, with Geoffrey Greif & Kenneth Maton, 1998, Oxford University Press. (Focuses on parenting and high-achieving African American males in science)

Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women, with Geoffrey Greif, Kenneth Maton, & Monica Greene, Oxford University Press, 2002. (Focuses on parenting and academically successful African American females in science)

ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS & REPORTS

How to Get More Black Men Into Science,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 27, 2014.

“African American Mothers of Academically Successful Sons: Familial Influences and Implications for Clinical Work,” with G.L. Greif and K.I. Maton in The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents, Volume 2, edited by Kirkland Vaughans and Warren Spielberg, Praeger Publishers, Santa Barbara, California, 2014, pp. 487-501.

Baltimore Sun Op-Eds 2013-14

Mathematics and Institutional Change,” Careers in Math Sciences column for SIAM News, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, October, 2013.

“Preparing Students for Research Careers: The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County,” with Beatrice Bridglall and Kenneth Maton, in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Studies of Three Developmental Programs, edited by Beatrice Bridglall, Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, 2013, pp. 37-70.

Reflections on the 40 Years of the Pell Grant Program,” in Reflections on Pell, The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, June, 2013.

“Leading a Culture of Change and Innovation: Shaping the Perception of What is Possible,” in Leader to Leader, Number 67, Winter 2013.

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A Strengths-Based Institution-Wide Approach to Increasing Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,” with K.I. Maton, S. Pollard, and T.V.M. Weise in Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, September, 2012, Volume 79, pp. 610-623.

“Presidential Leadership in the Academy,” in Voices of Historical and Contemporary Black American Pioneers, Volume 4: Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities, edited by Vernon Farmer and Evelyn Shepherd-Wynn, Praeger Publishers, Santa Barbara, California, 2012, pp. 249-256.

Supporting Minority Students in Science,” in Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color, School Counselor Series, Vol. 1, CollegeBoard Advocacy & Policy Center, Spring, 2012, pp. 28-31.

Broadening Participation in the American STEM Workforce,“ BioScience: A Forum for Integrating the Life Sciences, April, 2012.

Institutional Change in Higher Education: Innovation and Collaboration ,” McGraw-Hill Research Foundation, September 2011.

Assessment and Analytics in Institutional Transformation,” with Jack Suess and John Fritz, in EDUCAUSE Review, September/October, 2011.

“Educating Americans for the Future: Beyond the Numbers – Dreams & Values,” Public Purpose, The Magazine of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities, Spring, 2011, pp. 17-19.

Meet Societal Challenges by Changing the Culture on Campus,” with Elliot L. Hirshman, in The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 16, 2011.

Boosting Minorities in Science,” SCIENCE, Vol 331, January 14, 2011, p. 125.

“African American Males in the Meyerhoff Scholars Program: Outcomes and Processes,” with K.I. Maton and S. Pollard in Diversity in Higher Education Vol. 11, ‘Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans’ Paths to STEM Fields,’ edited by Henry Frierson, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK, 2011.

U.S. Needs to Invest in Minorities in Sciences,” Roll Call, December 14, 2010.

A Time of Urgency,” Inside Higher Ed, November 8, 2010.

Reclaiming the Lead: Higher Education’s Future and Implications for Technology,” with J. Suess, in EDUCAUSE Review, November/December, 2010.

Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads,” Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline (Committee Chair), The National Academies, Washington, D.C., October, 2010.

“Presidential Leadership in the Academy: Promoting High Achievement Among Minority Students,” in Voices of Black American Pioneers, edited by Vernon Farmer and Evelyn Shepherd-Wynn, ABC-CLIO Publishers, Santa Barbara, California

“Enhancing the Number of African Americans Who Pursue STEM Ph.D.s: Meyerhoff Scholarship Program Outcomes, Processes, and Individual Predictors,” with K.I. Maton, M.R. Sto Domingo, K.E., Stolle-McAllister, J.L. Zimmerman, in Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 15, pp. 15-37, 2009.

“Beating the Odds: Successful Strategies to Increase African American Male Participation in Science,” with K.I. Maton, in Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions edited by H. Frierson, W. Pearson, J. Wyche, pp. 207-228, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2009.

“Expanding Access for America’s Future,” in The Future of Higher Education: Perspectives from America’s Academic Leaders, edited by G. Olson & J. Presley, Paradigm Publishers, Boulder, 2009, pp. 151-161.

“Change Institutional Culture, and You Change Who Goes into Science,” with K.I. Maton, inAcademe, American Association of University Professors, May-June, 2009, p.11.

“Reflections on America’s Achievement Gap: A Fifty-Year Perspective,” in Remembering Brown at Fifty: The University of Illinois Commemorates Brown v. Board of Education, edited by O.V. Burton & D. O’Brien, University of Illinois Press, Champaign, Ill., 2009, pp. 358-372.

“Enhancing Representation, Retention and Achievement of Minority Students in Higher Education: A Social Transformation Theory of Change,” with K.I. Maton, M. Ozdemir, H. Wimms, in Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs, edited by M. Shinn & H. Yoshikawa, Oxford University Press, New York, 2008.

“Opening an African American STEM Program to Talented Students of All Races: Evaluation of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, 1991-2005,” with K.I. Maton, Ozdemir, M., in Charting the Future of College Affirmative Action: Legal Victories, Continuing Attacks, and New Research, edited by G. Orfield, P. Marin, S.M. Flores & L.M. Garces, pp. 125-156, The Civil Rights Project at UCLA, Los Angeles, 2007.

“The Access Imperative,” The Presidency, American Council on Education, Spring, 2007, pp.12-18.

A President’s Perspective on EDUCAUSE’s ‘Grand Challenges,’ ” in EDUCAUSE Review,July/August 2007, pp. 6-7

“Moral Leadership: Promoting High Achievement Among Minority Students in Science,” inUniversity Presidents As Moral Leaders, edited by David G. Brown, Praeger Press, 2006, pp. 135-142.

“Preparing Minority Scientists and Engineers,” with Michael F. Summers, Science, Vol 311, March 31, 2006, pp. 1870-1871.*

“Fostering First-Year Success of Underrepresented Minorities,” in Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student: A Handbook for Improving the First Year of College, edited by John Gardner, M. Lee Upcraft, Betsy Barefoot, Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., San Francisco, 2005.

“University Outreach and Engagement: Responding to a Changing World,” in Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Volume 10, Number 1, Fall 2004, pp. 15-28.

“Increasing the Number of African American Ph.D.s in the Sciences and Engineering: A Strengths-Based Approach,” with Kenneth Maton, American Psychologist, 547-556, American Psychological Association, September, 2004.

“Leadership for a New Age: Higher Education’s Role in Producing Minority Leaders,” Liberal Education, Vol. 90, No.2, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Spring, 2004.

“Closing the Achievement Gap in Science and Mathematics,” Educational Leadership, December/January, 2003.

“Achieving Academic Success in Graduate School,” in Vernon L. Farmer (Ed.), The Black Student’s Guide to Graduate and Professional School Success, 243-245, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 2003.

“Postsecondary Minority Student Achievement: How to Raise Performance and Close the Achievement Gap,” The College Board Review, No. 195, Winter, 2002.

“African-American College Students Excelling in the Sciences: College and Post-College Outcomes in the Meyerhoff Scholars Program,” with Kenneth I. Maton and Carol L. Schmitt,Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Volume 37, 629-654, 2000. *

“The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: Producing High-Achieving Minority Students in Science,” with Michael F. Summers, Biophysical Society Newsletter, September, 2000.

“African American Mothers of Academically Successful Sons: Familial Influences & Implications for Social Work,” with Geoffrey L. Greif and Kenneth I. Maton, Children and Schools, 22, 232-245, 2000. *

“Educating Teachers for the 21st Century: Lessons Learned,” with Diane M. Lee and John S. Martello, Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 68, No.3 (Summer 1999), Howard University, 2000.